The Discoverers

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Vintage | Jan 26, 2011 | 768 Pages | ISBN 9780307773555

  • Paperback$18.95

    Vintage | Feb 12, 1985 | 768 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780394726250

  • Ebook$14.99

    Vintage | Jan 26, 2011 | 768 Pages | ISBN 9780307773555

Praise

" A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details"– (The Wall Street Journal)
" A sumptuous, totally engaging panorama. No one who reads it will look at the chronicle of human ingenuity in the same way again." –David McCullough

Table Of Contents

Book One: Time
The Heavenly Empire
From Sun Time to Clock Time
The Missionary Clock

Book Two: The Earth and the Seas
The Geography of the Imagination
Paths to the East
Doubling the World
The American Surprise
Sea Paths to Everywhere

Book Three: Nature
Seeing the Invisible
Inside Ourselves
Science Goes Public
Cataloguing the Whole Creation

Book Four: Society
Widening the Communities of Knowledge
Opening the Past
Surveying the Present

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